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Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Saudi Arabia – Fun and exciting things to do in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is mostly known for the religious location it is but there is more to the country than that.


Scuba Diving

As unlikely as it sounds, scuba diving in Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea is undoubtedly one of the exciting excursions in the country. There are not many locations you can go scuba diving in the Middle East but fortunately, Saudi Arabia is home to a few places. There are not many locations where you can get guidance or rent the gear as it is not as commercialised as the coastlines in most of the South-East Asian countries. It is only a short drive away from furnished apartments in Khobar to get to the scuba diving spot near the Red Sea. Since the location is considered to be safe this is an ideal excursion for families with kids.


Food tour

If you are a foodie, you will love the food tours in Saudi Arabia. There are two types of food tours tourists can select from. You can go on the full day tour which will start from breakfast continue to lunch and then end with a fine dining experience at a location such as Ascott Corniche Al Khoba. If you do not wish to spend a whole day on this food tour you can opt for half a day tour where you get to visit some of the eateries and restaurants where you can learn about the different food, where to find them and end with a scrumptious lunch to top it all off. The tour includes details and information about different authentic Arabian food and also points out locations where and when you can find particular food. Apart from the fine dining upscale restaurants you will also be introduced to some of the street food delights, which is the highlight of the tour for most participants.


Al-Shalal Theme Park

A day out in the sun where you get to forget you are in the Middle East. Trees, water parks, theme slides, indoor games, restaurants and souvenir shops are what you can come across at the Al-Shalal Theme Park. Even though a theme park seems like something that is suitable for kids, there are so many different rides and slides that are perfect even for the adults. The most exciting part of the theme park is the life-size animals that are built to make them look realistic with state of the art sounds and lighting systems.



If Souq-hopping is an actual thing then Saudi Arabia is the place to do that. There are so many different souqs located in and around each and every city that you will not be able to stop shopping. Each market has a variety of different products that you would not be able to find in another location. The crafts that are used to create these beautiful products are being practised at the souqs while the items are available for retail. Numerous types of clothes, shawls, shoes, accessories and bags are the most popular type of products that you can find in the Souqs in Saudi Arabia.